Captain and Adjt Thomas Fleetwood Joseph Nicol Thorne

Grenadier Guards

Date of birth: 10 April 1888

Date of death: 27 September 1915

Missing believed killed in action aged 27

Grave unknown

Thomas Fleetwood Joseph Nicol was born in Sevenoaks, the second son of  Augustus Thorne, and Mary Francis nee Nicol of 22 Great Cumberland Place and Dornhirst, Sevenoaks.

Augustus was a London Merchant, Barrister at Law in the Middle Temple, and Deputy Lieutenant of Tower Hamlets. Mary was the daughter of Andrew Nicol, coffee planter, who owned various plantations in Ceylon, and Jane, the daughter of John Stonach of Banffshire.

Thomas was educated at Mulgrave School, Osborne Road, New Windsor; Eton and Christ Church.  

He was already serving on 4 August 1914, and fought in France.  Missing, believed killed in action at the Battle of Loos, and remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Probate was granted on 29th May 1916 to Mary Francis Thorne, widow, and the Public Trustee.  Effects £146,948.13.6d.